Under broad supervision of the Town Manager, incumbent directs the planning, organization and management of municipal recreation programs, and the care and maintenance of Town parks, properties, education grounds, and recreation facilities through reporting Park Superintendent and Recreation Supervisors. Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction.
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in parks and recreation, leisure services administration or public administration plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible parks and/or recreation administration experience including at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity. Municipal experience desired, but not required.
The Town of Glastonbury is a highly successful, desirable community located in close proximity to Hartford, CT, and just a short drive to Boston, New York City, CT and RI beaches, and numerous New England ski areas. Glastonbury is well-known for its excellent municipal management, outstanding public education, historic character, open space, and exceptionally high quality of life. The community ...offers a variety of local attractions, quality restaurants, and recreational opportunities for all ages. Such attractions include Hartford Stage, the Bushnell Theater for Performing Arts, XL Center, Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun Casinos, and UCONN Sporting events. Connecticut is home to a number of colleges & universities including UConn, University of Hartford, Trinity College, Yale University, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), Goodwin College, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, and a host of other 2 and 4 year institutions.
Glastonbury is located along the Connecticut River and presents a variety of residential opportunities, high quality economic development, farms, orchards, historic properties, and an active, positive citizenry. Residents and businesses have a shared interest in retaining the quality of life and standard of excellence for town and education programs and facilities.